Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Vocational Education and Training (Funded by the Department of Education)

About the Award

This scholarship suits employees within the vocational education and training sector or training leaders in business and industry. It involves the undertaking of research concerning current vocational education and training policy or practice. The outcomes of the scholarship must inform and benefit the wider VET sector in Australia. The scholarship was established in 2005 and is now funded by the Department of Education.

Available awards:
  • 4-month program



Specific to this award:
  • Must work in an area relevant to the VET sector. For example:
    • Employees, including teachers, managers, and administrators, of private and public registered training organisations.
    • People who are leading vocational education and training strategies within their business.
    • Staff within universities that teach in the training/skills sector of a university.
  • University academics that study VET as an academic discipline are NOT eligible for this award.
General criteria for all Fulbright Awards:
  • Must be an Australian citizen.
  • Must not be a dual citizen of the U.S.
  • Must be residing in Australia at the time of application (exceptions may apply – please see link below).
  • Must not have already commenced this degree or project in the U.S.
  • Must not have held a J1 or J2 visa in the 24 months before program commences.
  • Must hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Must have a letter of invitation from proposed host institution.
  • Degree-seeking applicants only: acceptance to a U.S. institution is not required at the time of application.***
  • Must have minimum 8-10 years’ professional experience in field.


Award Benefits

  • Monthly stipend for 4 months for an individual based on the current approved MMR.
  • Partial tuition allowance (subject to funding availability, specified at time of offer)
  • Round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from the scholar’s home city and the city of the host institution (capped at AUD$4,000).
  • Settling-in allowance.
  • A limited Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefits Plan, designed by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Seven Corners, Inc. Please note this plan is NOT an insurance policy.
  • Orientation and networking opportunities.
  • Support from the Commission prior to and during program.


About the Funder

This award is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Education.